Libya Wants to Start Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with Russia

 Libya Wants to Start Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with Russia
TEHRAN (FNA)- Libyan Armed Forces’ Commander Brigadier General Khalifa Hafter voiced his country’s readiness to cooperate with Russia in fighting terrorism.

“We welcome support from Russia in fighting terrorism,” Hafter told reporters after his meeting with United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Chief Martin Kobler in the city of Marj, Northeastern Libya.

He reiterated that if Russia proposes a plan for fighting terrorism in Libya, Tripoli will cooperate with Moscow.

Hafter reiterated that Russians are serious in fight against terrorists.

Libya is run by two main rival factions. The country’s capital Tripoli, is controlled by a political faction allied to powerful armed forces based in the city of Misrata which reinstated the previous parliament in the capital.

The internationally-recognized government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni is based in the eastern city of Bayda, with its elected parliament moved from the capital Tripoli to Tobruk.

On December 13, an international meeting calling for an immediate ceasefire across Libya was held in Italy  to urge Libyan political groups to sign a peace deal brokered by the United Nations.

The representatives from 17 countries including Egypt, Germany, Russia, the US, Turkey, and China signed a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire and promising to cut off contacts with factions that do not sign the deal.

“We stand ready to support the implementation of the political agreement and underline our firm commitment to providing the Government of National Accord with full political backing and technical, economic, security and counter-terrorism assistance, as requested,” the statement said.


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  1. There is an anecdotal saying, can’t remember the source, that whenever a society that was stable and prosperous sides with oppresive outsiders and brings chaos in the lands will NEVER find peace and justice again for several generations due to their sins of greed until repentance and reforms are re-established first in that society.

    All this talk by Libyans of both sides craving for peace and stability is just a mirage. Libya has still many many more pains and destructions to undergo.

    Education at the primary level in which portraits of Blair, Bush, etc are cursed at in assembly daily is a good start…

    • This way, the new generations of Libyans who are infants and yet to be born, can initiate the atonement process. Until then, no matter what the present fathers do, will always just add more grief to the Libyan mothers who’ve seen their children killed and entire country destroyed by the white man.

  2. At least the Libyans are smart enough to say no to the US and it’s axis of evil when they showed up and yes to Russia. Money is tight in Russia but they could get more kudos if they help Libya regain it’s country.

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